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SPIDERBAIT

the AU interview: Damien Whitty of Spiderbait (NSW) talks the longevity of the band ahead of their Melbourne Zoo Twilight show!

When Spiderbait played the Falls Festival tour over New Year's, people flocked to their stage because they knew they were going to be in for a good how. Particularly at Lorne, there were circle pits raging and girls thrashing along on Kram's command. The band has been entertaining crowds for the better part of 25 years now and with their return to the scene in 2014 going down extremely well, it's safe to assume that the trio aren't going anywhere yet. They're set to play the Melbourne Zoo as part of the Twilight Series this month and to catch up on how 2015's treated them so far, I catch up with Whitt.

Photo Gallery: Falls Festival Day Four - Lorne, Victoria (31.12.14)

As the sun rose on a perfect final day of the Falls Festival, weary punters headed to the valley in anticipation of another great day of music. Alt-J, The Presets and Safia were just a few of the standouts on the day. Our photographer John Goodridge brings you these photos from the final day.

Festival Review: Falls Festival Day Four ft. Vance Joy + Bluejuice + The Presets - Lorne, Victoria (31.12.14)

It was as if the gods suddenly looked down on the Lorne site of the 2014 Falls Festival and told each other, 'You know what? They've suffered enough with the rain.' - the clouds disappeared for our New Year's Eve in the forest and the temperature rose considerably, a perfect atmosphere for our final day at the festival. Moods were high (weed was probably helping in that regard, too) and the music was totally fitting as one's soundtrack to the end of the year.

Conor Oberst, Bernard Fanning, Sarah Blasko and more head up the Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series next year.

The Melbourne Zoo has announced their biggest Twilight Series yet today, with a stomper line up of artists set to perform in amongst the unique environment which is the Melbourne Zoo itself. Under the stars, with the animals around, the following Australian and international musicians will perform some of the most memorable shows you're likely to see come summer 2015.

Live Review: Spiderbait - Metro Theatre, Sydney (09.08.14)

Playing to a massive crowd in Sydney's Metro Theatre on their first headline tour in ten years, their audience was filled with flannelette-wearing fans on a bit of a nostalgia trip. There's a notable difference between the long time fans and those who might only be familiar with the hits - the longtime fans are way rougher and don't stop moving the whole night.

Photo Gallery: Spiderbait + Gooch Palms - The Metro, Sydney (08.08.14)

Spiderbait are back! And they returned to Sydney on Friday night bringing Gooch Palms along for the ride. Nathan Atkins was at the Metro and brings us these photos:

Splendour Spotlight: 12 of our favourite performances from Splendour In The Grass 2014

The sound waves from Splendour In The Grass 2014 will be felt for a while, especially on a national scale as some of the weekend's greatest performances came from locals who took full advantage of the massive platform. Special anniversary performances from OutKast and Spiderbait, an emotional set from The Jezabels, and sets from Violent Soho and Phantogram, amongst others, really kicked things up a notch for Splendour, giving punters one of the best additions of the annual event. Chris was on ground to run around the festival and witness just some of these great performances; here are 10 of his favourites. Unfortunately, he is but one person, so much talked about sets from the likes of Childish Gambino, Hilltop Hoods, Tune-Yards, REMi and Angus & Julia Stone are not included.

Festival Review: Splendour In The Grass (Day One) Ft. OutKast + Interpol + Spiderbait (25.07.14)

The official first day of Splendour In The Grass 2014 set things into motion quite quickly, with punters flooding into the sun-kissed North Byron Parklands as soon as the gates opened, quickly spreading amongst the pop-up community which this great festival has now become. From The Preatures and Ball Park Music to the 25th anniversary of Spiderbait and the 20th anniversary of the almighty OutKast, we were treated to a consistently excellent stream of live performances, and this was only on the main stage.

Gig Announcements: SA & QLD - 25th June 2014

In this issue: Hey Geronimo host new music series to celebrate Brisbane's indie talent, Pop Will Eat Itself have reunited and are heading to Adelaide, Spiderbait to play The Gov, Seekae head to Adelaide with new album and Tom Stephens is to launch new single.

Spiderbait announce August tour!

Australian favourites Spiderbait have announced a national tour for this August! This will be their first headline tour in 10 years!

Album News Weekly: 14 November 2013

In This Issue: This week sees some big records dropping from the likes of Jake Bugg and Spiderbait, as well as some big announcements from The Jezabels, Neil Young, Metronomy and heaps more!

Single Stream: Spiderbait - "It's Beautiful" (2013)

Here's the unofficial video for Spiderbait's new track "It's Beautiful". The song comes ahead of their self-titled album release due out on November 15.

Meredith Music Festival announces 2013 lineup - Brian Jonestown Massacre and more to feature!

The lineup for the 2013 Meredith Music Festival has been announced today! The December festival, held at the Meredith Supernatural Ampitheatre, is bringing yet another eclectic and damn fine artist lineup for music fans who want something a little different in their festival experience. The second ballot is open until 11:23pm, August 20, so while you're entering it and crossing your fingers, check out who you'll be seeing if you're lucky enough to nab tickets.

Live Review: Aerosmith + Wolfmother + Grinspoon + The Dead Daisies + Spiderbait + Diva Demolition - Sidney Myer Music Bowl (28.04.13)

There’s only one reason I would spend my afternoon stand on a grassy hill on a gloomy Melbourne day with a forecast for rain. That reason my friend, is that it’s Aerosmith’s first Australian tour in over 20 years. Despite the temperature of 16 degrees and ominous grey clouds that were looming over head, there was a sense of anticipation in the air, and a stellar line up that made the Sunday afternoon worth the threatening weather.